British actor Julian Sands‘ cause of death has been deemed ‘undetermined’ four weeks after the star’s body was found.
Hikers first found the remains of a body at the mountain on June 24 and a few days later on June 27, it was confirmed that the body was Sands.
An officer with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department clarified that Sands’ cause of death was ruled ‘undetermined’ due to the condition of the body.
He adds that this is a common issue law enforcement is faced with when dealing with cases of this type.
The 65-year-old actor was first reported missing in January after going out on a hike in California‘s at Mount Baldy.
Julian went missing on January 13, shortly after his 65th birthday, while hiking during dangerous changing conditions in the area.
The beloved star is known for a variety of his performances in well-known films including roles in A Room with a View, Warlock, Boxing Helena, and Arachnophobia.
The star had a wide range of talent, acting as characters in a variety of genres including romance dramas, horrors fantasies, and mysteries.
During an interview shortly before, Sands recalled ‘finding spooky things on mountains’ weeks prior to the fatal hike.
In an interview with Radio Times, Sands said: ‘I’ve found spooky things on mountains, when you know you’re in a place where many people have lost their lives, whether it be on the Eiger or in the Andes’.
He added: ‘You may be confronted with human remains and that can be chilling. It’s not necessarily supernatural, it’s possibly all too natural – what I would call hypernatural.’
During the search for the Warlock star, the sheriff’s department issued a warning in the area for hikers to ‘think twice’ before going and to avoid the ‘extremely dangerous’ mountain.
The post wrote: ‘Over the last four weeks, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams have responded to 14 rescue missions on Mt Baldy and in the surrounding area,’ the statement said.
‘These rescue missions have been for lost, stranded and/or injured hikers. Unfortunately, during these past 4 weeks, two hikers did not survive after falling and injuring themselves.’
The post continued that the mountains conditions are extremely dangerous due to high winds and the snow turning to ice.